V C Gopalratnam (Gopal) is the Vice President & CIO for Cisco India. As a core member of Cisco's Executive Leadership Staff in India, he also serves as the Theater Relationship Executive for the region. Gopal is the executive sponsor for the Cisco on Cisco program, based in Bangalore.
Gopal is a veteran in the hi-tech industry with over 22 years experience in consulting, re-engineering, leading, and managing with global corporations. With extensive skills in areas of information technology, risk management, supply chain services, compliance and auditing, and business process re-engineering – Gopal has maintained focus on metrics driven success and growth for global businesses.
Gopal has been a high profile consultant to multinational corporations. With a career spanning across North America and Asia - Gopal went to work at GE's John F. Welch Technology Center as the leader of GE Global e-Engineering/ Collaborative Engineering practice. He moved over to run GE Capital International Services as the business leader of the Global Analytics practice, a team of 1700 professionals.
Gopal has a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Chennai, India. He pursued graduate studies in the United States receiving an M.S. in Chemical Engineering, an M.S. in Environmental Risk Studies, and an M.B.A. in MIS/ Finance. Married with two children, Gopal loves to travel, appreciate global music and is an avid reader.